Investigating Processes with Foglight - Part 2

In Investigating Processes with Foglight - Part 1, we looked at the default dashboards that give us insight into processes and their performance metrics on a host.

A customer wanted a simple dashboard to display metrics on a specific process, without having to get the end user to drill down through the out-of-the-box dashboards.

Here is an example of the final dashboard. Of course with Foglight, these are only limited by your imagination.

To start, we used the right-hand panel to Create a Dashboard. You can specify the properties as you wish. I went with a fixed size layout in this example.

From there, you can navigate in the Data tab down to the Processes tree. This is found under Hosts -> All Hosts -> [your host name] -> os -> processes.

Select the process you wish to graph and drag it to the left onto the canvas. You can then select from a list of available metrics and specify the chart or gauge type.

You can grab additional processes, or any other data to complete your dashboard. I normally start by "throwing" metrics on to the canvas, and finish up by using the Edit Page Layout option on the General tab to finalize the layout and look.

 

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